For conic sections, in particular, I have found that interactive notes have truly helped with explaining the basics for each section. The kids have been enjoying them and it has really helped explain the step by step process to graphing.
For parabolas, I gave a grid to give a visual guide to the new vocab words. For the other ones, I drew visuals on the white board that some kids did include on their notes.
Once again, I am placing the series of these notes on TPT. Stay tuned for a possible collection of these notes to appear this summer.... I like the way that these are turning out ;)
Any feedback appreciated :)